A.C. Flora Media Center Newsletter

Librarian: Dr. Russ Conrath

Maker Space With 3D Printer

This school year, A.C. Flora High School students have been using their creative talents through 3D printing. Students have been researching print files and learning about the process required to make a project successful. While this type of printer does come with preloaded files, more interesting print files can be found online, and the process of practicing with pre-designed print codes are good for students before they would learn how to create their own print code.

Here is more information about 3D printing:

"Children love to explore and try new things, but many are afraid to try because they are afraid of failure. 3D printing removes that fear" by allowing students to experiment with their imagination. "Educators and students a like an exploring the different ways that 3D printers can influence and enhance the learning in the classroom."

http://3dprintingsystems.com/why-have-3d-printers-in-the-classroom/

The ACF MC Program Will Be Adding Three New Document Cameras

"Ultra 8 is the HoverCam you can use without a computer. Ultra 8 is the world's first document camera with HDMI, VGA and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 video outputs with 8.0 MegaPixel resolution and 60 frames/sec speed. Connect it directly to a monitor or projector without a computer using an HDMI or VGA cable, or, use it with a computer with the USB cable to display live HD video for instruction, training and presentations."

https://www.thehovercam.com/store/hovercam-document-cameras/hovercam-ultra-8-detail

Coming Soon! Micro Free Libraries Around The School

As the school year comes to an end, the A.C. Flora Media Center is planning for something big on a small scale. When the 2016-2017 school year starts, the media center is planning to set up book carts in two to three locations around the school as a free micro lending library. This will be done to make books even more accessible. Books will be readily identifiable by a bright colored backing, and students will sign out books from a clip board and return them to the cart when they are finished. With this approach in mind, the goal is to make reading geographically easy and intellectually interesting.